Let’s be honest: As soon as you see the word “accessible,” your eyes glaze over, right? Because honestly, how interesting can accessibility be? When you think about design, you want sleek and sexy, shiny and stylish. Sometimes, the idea of accessibility can be like a bucket of water on a campfire—not the kind of sizzle you shoot for.
So, let’s not talk stereotype. Instead, let’s talk about folding everyday accessibility into our UX strategies. Let’s talk about creating something that everyone can access, no matter what they are using to access our content. Let’s turn design on its head and talk about the human aspect of our work. Let’s call out the guilty habits we fall back on. Let’s create opportunities to move the discussion of building an accessible website out of developer-focused conversation into the earlier UX and content-strategy processes.
Let’s celebrate content and design for all.
What you’ll learn:
- Who's actually responsible for the accessibility of your website
- What you can do that doesn't require destroying your current site
- Where to find tools that won't break your budget
- Why you should care